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Virgin Islands National Park
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Needs repair, water slightly cloudy, but otherwise great fun

Look like volunteer life guards, but the trail is a the beach side of Trunk bay island, trail needs... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2019
Fish and coral

Since the hurricanes the trail isn't as crowded with fish- but we still saw plenty- other creatures... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2019
Scarborough, Maine
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The world's first marked underwater trail located near the shoreline, making it one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean.
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

Lots of small fish, saw a stingray. It was little. Lots of coral. Not always easy to manuevre. The markers are in a triangle. If there are waves, it is not easy to stay on course. I am not an experienced snorkeler. Being terrified of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

We were one of the first to arrive here in the morning and brought our dingy onto the beach. We had the beach to ourselves and had a nice snorkel in the park. Was here in 1995 and there seem to be more fish then....More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank carolynl172
Reviewed April 10, 2019

Look like volunteer life guards, but the trail is a the beach side of Trunk bay island, trail needs work after the hurricane, but is the best and I believe only underwater trail in the USA.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed March 18, 2019

Since the hurricanes the trail isn't as crowded with fish- but we still saw plenty- other creatures as well (sea anemone, plants etc)

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mainiac2015
Reviewed February 18, 2019

Located at Trunk Bay National Park this is a good starting point for new or experienced snorkelers. Unfortunately, the coral was damaged from the hurricanes in 2017 and, although very nice, it is not the same experience that it was a previously. The trail is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank JudyK288
Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

This beautiful trail was mostly destroyed but Irma. It is still worth the visit and it will regrow, but it is not what it once was.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Frankhubbell
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach in the middle of a National park on St. John. Snorkeling was good. Saw fish, crabs, squid, tarpon and turtles. The underwater trail is about 5 or so plaques in various areas that tell about the different fish you might see. Not as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank loriw560
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

This underwater trail consists of about 5 or 6 informational signs underwater that give information about the reef and wildlife. It is much like a marked trail you might see anywhere else in the US except it is underwater. The reef is filled with life....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 120michellel
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this; I thought it was different and definitely nice to read about the sea life under the water. I would definitely recommend to a novice snorkeler or a family with children or teenagers.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank taylormariem
Reviewed April 8, 2018

This is not good snorkeling. there really isn't anything there. Too many tourists. Although hey at least in concentrates tourists in one spot so the rest of the island snorkeling is still wonderful if you venture past this!

Date of experience: April 2018
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